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242 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4509
+1 415-986-9651
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Frisco bucket list!

We had fried sardines appetizer! OMG... whole sardines in a spicy tomato sauce/paste that we're out... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Debora M
via mobile
Distinctive North Beach favorite

This is a terrific Italian restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. It has red... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
New York City, New York
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Art deco decor and a jukebox full of classic opera favorites round out the sophisticated atmosphere at this oh-so-trendy North Beach favorite.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
14 Jul 2017
“Frisco bucket list!”
25 May 2017
“Distinctive North Beach favorite”
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242 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4509
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We had fried sardines appetizer! OMG... whole sardines in a spicy tomato sauce/paste that we're out of this world! And then the pork chop entree was delivered... another OMG moment! It was tender juicy and so flavorful! We also had the fillet of sole, another...More

Thank Debora M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a terrific Italian restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. It has red leather booths, dim lighting and delicious food. I was there in April of this year and had a scrumptious veal ragu penne (I believe), and I sampled my niece's cauliflower...More

Thank terryknyc22
Reviewed 6 May 2017

From the waiter, to the Kitchen preparation and presentation, this is was one of the finest meals we have ever been served. I had the baby carrots, and the Pork Chop.; YUM !

Thank RPVWilly
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We were a late reservation and were seated in the back room which was great. Make sure you see the Sean Penn bullet hole! Our waiter was excellent- nothing was written down and everything was perfect for our group of 6. The food was really...More

Thank DavefromNJ
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This was wonderful. On the last night of our trip to SF we came across this Italian. Monday evening at 10pm we thought we might be out of luck - but no! It was bustling and welcoming and we had the most wonderful Italian meal...More

Thank TravellingDG
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great place to drop in for a drink and meet wonderful people. Bartenders are top drawer quality as is everything else at Tosca. What a fantastic place.

Thank James M
Reviewed 1 October 2016

On my last day of my holiday, I visited Tosca's, on the recommendation of my hosts, who accompanied me for our farewell meal. What a wonderful, restaurant, great ambience, pleasant and helpful staff and nothing was too much trouble. My steak was cooked to perfection,...More

Thank thebarkingspider
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Good Italian food. Servers are attentive and friendly and the best Manhattan I think I've ever had. The pig tails as a starter were yummy,like the best chicharrones you've ever had. Definitely coming back!

Thank Darwins-Mom
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Tosca is a perfect example of why San Francisco is such a great restaurant city. An old-line beat era restaurant has been reborn with a cutting edge chef in April Broomfield, but hasn't lost one bit of it's bohemian charm. We didn't get as far...More

Thank rhopelain
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Great cocktail bar and wonderful restaurant. come here for one or both experiences. We stopped in for cocktails and loved the hip feel. Came back later in the week for a meal and found it one of the best of our time in San Fran....More

Thank Susan-Francis S
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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